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The Resource When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Title
When abortion was a crime
Title remainder
women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Statement of responsibility
Leslie J. Reagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. In her eloquent account, Leslie J. Reagan uncovers the secret history of abortion in America. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, along with their families, physicians, and midwives, are movingly portrayed in this prize-winning book. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, reveals the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program.
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780520088481
Lccn
96022568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34789572
  • (OCoLC)ocm34789572
  • 934342
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780520088481
Lccn
96022568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34789572
  • (OCoLC)ocm34789572
  • 934342

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